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Grandstaff Canyon Trail

There are moments in life when nothing would satisfy more than time away from the daily routine and when you’re a traveler that falls into this category, planning a trip to inspiring Moab, Utah is a decision that’s sure to thrill. Renowned as the gateway to iconic destinations such as Canyonlands and Arches National Park, Moab is well-loved amongst travelers who share a passion for pursuing outdoor adventure. While the dynamic terrain makes Moab a place where one can enjoy everything from mountain biking and rappelling to rock climbing and off-roading via ATV, the myriad of trails that maze through the landscape also makes it an oasis of fun for those that love to hike their way through a getaway. When you’re looking for a route that’s as scenic as it is fun, be sure to add Grandstaff Canyon Trail to your list of must-try trekking paths.

Outdoor Adventure Awaits

Nestled into the heart of a captivating desert canyon, the Grandstaff Canyon Trailhead offers up hiking enthusiasts the chance to take on a 4-mile loop rated no more than moderately difficult. Those looking to enjoy this route will likely want to set aside half a day to commit to the journey. For history buffs looking to connect stories and places in Moab, the trail is named for prospector William Grandstaff who often used the area during the 19th century to graze sheep. Today, hikers that take to the Grandstaff Canyon Trail will enjoy spectacular views of the stream that runs through the canyon and will enjoy encountering the natural bridge known as Morning Glory. Willows and Cottonwoods are common along this trail as well and about 1.5 miles in, hikers will enjoy coming across the sandstone amphitheater and grotto which makes for a great photo opportunity. While hiking in and of itself is fun, many visitors to the Grandstaff Canyon Trail choose to combine their excursion with a picnic to make the most of the scenery.

Planning Your Grandstaff Canyon Trail Hike

The trailhead for Grandstaff Canyon Trail is located off of Utah Scenic Byway 128 a mere 3 miles east of Highway 191 and provides visitors with an easy-to-access parking lot as well. The trail is open year-round, however, if you’re interested in taking a hike during less busy times, summer and winter are recommended as long as the appropriate apparel and accessories are part of your journey!

Enjoy the Moab Getaway

There’s nothing better than a trip to Moab and the team at Empty Space is excited to help visitors get settled in just the right vacation rental when travel plans bring them this way. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and properties available!


Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Brian Sept 17, 2021

Entrada 420b
The property was VERY NICE and well maintained. The owners have done a GREAT JOB making sure this home has everything you need while you are traveling. Great location to everything in and around Moab. We will be going back next year and this is the only place we will stay!

Christine Sept 19, 2021

Entrada 598
Entrada at Moab 598 is a beautiful townhouse within the Moab city, access to shopping, Arches, Zip-lining, Paddle-boarding and ATV rental locations were mere minutes away. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with gadgets for all our cooking and baking needs.

Melody Sept 19, 2021

Entrada 590
We really enjoyed the property. The kitchen has all the tools you need for cooking. The grill is right off the dining room. The bed we slept in was super comfortable (firm). It appeared to us that it was pretty new. I like the no-shoes in the house rule. It was close to downtown enough that you didn't have to drive far, but far enough from downtown not to hear any noise from it. There were two families next to us (attached by one wall) and we didn't hear a peep. I really like that it's an end unit, with a little privacy wall. I looked at several units online and didn't want one that everyone was walking past to the pool. This place is classy. Well done!

Anne Sept 19, 2021

Entrada 417
I wish all air bnbs were as nice and as comfortable as yours. It was so clean, great location, and a great place to spend the week!

Bryan Sept 20, 2021

Entrada 620
We really enjoyed our stay at Entrada 620! It is clear that Scott and Sarah went the extra mile to provide just about everything one would need for a stay in Moab (Examples include extra towels, kitchen stocked with a wide variety seasonings, etc) Location is very central...close to the downtown scene. We enjoyed taking the "townie" bikes out for dinner! We were an adult only group but tons of families staying in the neighboring units created a fun little weekend neighborhood scene.

Greg Sept 21, 2021

Entrada 632
Property looks brand new; very clean and convenient. Kitchen is stocked with everything needed. Only caveat is that all bedrooms are upstairs so elderly parents would not have worked. Otherwise, great location for the holiday weekend. Walking distance to Moab aquatic center and Main Street.

Ruchir Sept 22, 2021

Entrada 417
Hi there, We had a fantastic stay. Location was great. Rooms were perfect and the house was very well kept. The extra beddings and towels were very well appreciated. We'd strongly recommend this place to anyone coming into Moab.

Corey Sept 26, 2021

Entrada 432
The check in process was painless. The internet was fast. The appliances were new. The couch was comfy and the rooms were clean. We highly recommend staying at this townhome. There was an issue with noisy folks in the pool but the management team shut it down within minutes. Literally within minutes. Will be back!

Shari Oct 03, 2021

Entrada 602
Absolutely amazing property! We had the best time here. The condo is so roomy and is on point with everything you will need and so clean. It fit our family of 8 adults and 4 kids with tons of room left over. Close to Canyonlands, Arches and a new favorite just up the street is Kane Creek Canyon. The pool was also a plus and the proximity to downtown. We tried to do it all but time runs out. Julie was amazing and so accommodating. We loved this place so much we will for sure add it to our VRBO list of yearly vacations.

Andrea Oct 03, 2021

Entrada 611
We absolutely loved our stay here. The condo is great and very comfortable - nice furnishings/decor, a well-appointed kitchen (even for people who like to cook), and many thoughtful touches (e.g., basket of pool towels, 6 townie bikes and helmets for use around town, hose to wash dirty mountain bikes, nice bbq, etc.). The four bedroom layout with 3 full baths is great for a group of family or friends and the location is close to town (bikeable) and also close to the pool and hot tub. We will definitely stay here again!
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